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University of Portsmouth

Science with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: Y100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


56 points to include 1 A level, in a Mathematics, Science or Technology subject.

58 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma (Science, Mathematics or Technology based)

Cambridge Pre-U score of 32, to include a Principal subject in a Mathematics, Science or Technology subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science/3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English, Mathematics and Science.

56 UCAS Tariff points to include 1 Higher Level subject in a Mathematics, Science or Technology subject.

56 Tariff points to include a Higher Level subject in a Mathematics, Science or Technology subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

Must be in a Mathematics, Science or Technology subject.

56 Tariff points, to include a Mathematics, Science or Technology subject.

UCAS Tariff

56

56 points to include 1 A level, or equivalent, in a Mathematics, Science or Technology subject. Other qualifications such as Vocational A levels (AVCE), BTECs and Access courses will also be considered. Certain pathways will require an interview before you can progress. Students who wish to progress to health related studies should be aware that progression will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

If you've got the ambition to be a scientist, but don't have the grades or qualifications you need for a Bachelor's science degree, then this BSc (Hons) Science with Foundation Year course is the best place to start.

In your science foundation year, you'll study a variety of scientific disciplines, and get the skills and knowledge you need to take on a full science degree in year 2.

You'll learn about biology, chemistry, earth sciences, psychology, sport and exercise and health sciences so you can decide what science degree you want to pursue after your foundation year in science.

You'll get your hands on world-class scientific equipment, and conduct studies and research in our laboratory facilities.

If you want to be a professional scientist, this degree with science foundation year could be your launchpad. Whether you dream of researching the next advance in medicine, see yourself helping elite athletes reach their peak, or want to work towards tackling some of our planet's greatest challenges, start your science journey on this course.

**What you'll experience**
On this Science with Foundation Year degree course you'll:
- Do a foundation year, covering biology, chemistry, earth sciences, psychology, sport and exercise and health sciences

- Have the flexibility to choose what science-related degree you want to study from year 2 onwards

- Get knowledge of many different scientific principles and practices and build the relevant skills and understanding to use them

- Study alongside students from other scientific interests and backgrounds

- Brush up on your study skills and learn how to meet the demands of taking on a degree at University

- Get valuable transferable skills in numeracy, IT, communication, research, teamwork, and planning

- Learn from staff and lecturers with industry and research knowledge

- Have the opportunity to learn from visiting guest lecturers and experts

**Careers and opportunities**
There's never been a better time to become a scientist. Science and technology are key areas of the UK economy and likely to be even more important in the future as low-skilled jobs decline. There's a shortage of science graduates across various fields, and many sectors are struggling to recruit professionals.

Whatever area of science you're interested in, your science foundation year will prepare you to take on a degree and career in the discipline of your choice. You could also go onto further study after you complete your degree.

You'll get help and support from our Careers and Employability service in finding your first role and for 5 years after you leave the university.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through:

- coursework
- examinations
- presentations
- laboratory work
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science and Health

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